Saturday, August 20, 2011

My most recent Guest Column in the Boyne City Gazette: Rules for Radicals; Describing Obama

Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals are on display
The radical Saul Alinsky wrote “Rules for Radicals” in the 1970’s, advocating tactics for use in community organizing which are clearly being employed now.  Words of some in Congress and many in the mainstream media make a mockery of President Obama’s plea for civility after the Tucson shootings, for making sure that we are “talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”  President Obama has remained silent in the face of inexcusable name-calling and charges from the left, while putting blame on everyone but himself for the first-time loss of America’s AAA rating, as well as for the debacle in our stock market which is making Americans worth far less today than we were just  last week.  Following are some of Alinsky’s “rules”:
1) “Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."
2) “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions; developing operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
3)” Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.”  (Enter their hatred and fear of the Tea Party).

4) “Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the ‘enemy’ thinks you have.”

               5) "True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism.  They cut their hair, put on                          suits and infiltrate the system from within.”  Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick  was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties....
6) “In “war” the end justifies almost any means”.
7) “The first step in community organization is community disorganization”.
8) “Our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves."
9) “The organizer 'must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression.  Unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . .” 
Following are just some of the hateful, class-warfare language bandied about by some:
MSNBC's Martin Bashir brought on an addiction specialist who said the Tea Party “reminds us of delusion and psychosis. It reminds us of addiction.  It could become a very angry movement, could potentially become a violent movement”.
Maureen Dowd: "[The Tea Party] were like vampires, draining the country's reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and again to assault their unnerved victims.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi added: “We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today", adding “They don’t just want to make cuts. They want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the Department of Education. They want to destroy your rights.”
Politico has officially labeled them “terrorists, complete with an image of a dollar sign-shaped bomb strapped to our chests.”

NBC  claims that Tea Partiers are “waging “economic terrorism”, “strapped with dynamite sitting in middle of Times Square at rush hour.”

The New York Times reports that the Tea Party is the “Hezbollah Faction’ of the GOP“.

A Politico opinion piece
compares the Tea Party to the Taliban.

Former “green jobs czar” Van Jones said  “Any faction in America that would put a gun to the head of 310 million people and say ‘If you don’t do it our way, we will blow your dreams away, we will blow a hole in the American economy’, that is un-American.”

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans "dead-beat debtors".  Senator John Kerry warns the media to only cover the news of those he deems to be “correct”.  . And now Obama’s advisor talks about “killing” Mitt Romney.
When messengers resort to name-calling, scare tactics and hatred, words can incite violence.  Expect more “flash mob” rampages, including young African-American youth beating up “rich” white people – such as in London, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Wisconsin.  Civil society is now tenuous worldwide.

Obama has never stood for individualism, capitalism, or liberty.  Everything he does has the reek of statism, collectivism, and tyranny, but not because he is an incompetent bumbler -- though he may be in many areas, sans TOTUS -- it's because he is a statist and a collectivist and the citizens of our country naïvely gave the reins of power to a tyrant.
And this was before the campaign and presidency.  Does his bio reflect incompetence or something more sinister?  Does his journey sound like one of an all-American or an anti-American?
In his own words, during the campaign:
Sept, 17 2007 to SEIU:
"[Y]our agenda's been my agenda[.]"
November 2007 to ACORN:
"I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career."
December 2007 addressing ACORN and other community organizations:
"[W]e're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda, We're going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America."
January 5, 2008 to SEIU
"I've been working with the SEIU before I was elected to anything ... We are going to paint the nation purple with SEIU. SEIU, I'm glad you are with me. Let's together change the country. SEIU! SEIU!"
January 17, 2008
"[I]f somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can, it's just that it will bankrupt them...under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."
May 16, 2008 in Oregon:
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK...That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."
June 3, 2008 in St Paul Minnesota
"This was the moment -- this was the time --when we came together to remake this great nation"
July 13, 2008 to La Raza:
"[W]e rise and fall together as one people...And together, we won't just win an election -- we will transform this nation."
October 12, 2008 to Joe the Plumber:
"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
October 30, 2008 at the University of Mississippi, Columbia:
"We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America[.]"
How many Marxist groups will he share agendas with before it's apparent?  How many times will he say he wants to change, remake, or fundamentally transform America before we believe he wants to?
Almost everything Obama says and does is a scripted, controlled, and choreographed event

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